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SG-1 on board?

A Stargate fan asks, "Are any of the members of SG-1 going to be in The Avengers, other than Sam of course?"

There are a couple of cameos. While we don't see Cameron, Vala or Teal'c, there are a couple of cameo scenes with Daniel, and Jack is in Woolsey's section on Earth. Since I wrote The Avengers before Moebius Squared, this was my first time writing Daniel (professionally!) so it was really interesting.

This is the beginning of Daniel's scene, and I'm very pleased with the way it came out. I'd love to hear what you guys think!


Jack had come straight from Peterson Air Force Base to Stargate Command, but Daniel hadn't been needed until Caldwell's briefing, so he had his car there. Jack thought Daniel waited with admirable patience through the pleasantries afterwards, waited all the way through the familiar ride up in the elevator and the check out through the guardposts. He waited until Jack actually closed the car door.

"When were you planning on telling me?" Daniel said.

"Telling you what?"

"That you'd put my name in to replace Woolsey in Atlantis." Daniel gave him a sideways glance as he craned his neck to pull out of the narrow parking place.

Jack spread his arms on the broad leather armrests. "Never thought you'd get an SUV. I thought you cared about saving the Earth and all."

"It's a hybrid." Daniel hauled the steering wheel around expertly, managing to get out with at least an inch to spare on Jack's side. "And you're not going to get me off topic that easily. What were you thinking, Jack? The IOA hates me about as much as they do…"


"I was going to say you," Daniel said. "And she has a first name. You could use it."

"Force of habit," Jack said. "And now who's getting off topic? Look, I know you hate the IOA…"

"What? Because they tried to have me executed a couple of years ago?" Daniel threaded his giant SUV through the parking lot.

"And you just hold a grudge over a little thing like that."

"Where to start?" Daniel put on the brake and stopped in the middle of the row. "Janet's death? Sending agents to dig up dirt on Sam's private life? Wanting to leave you frozen in stasis forever? Turning a blind eye to Kinsey's bullying?" He looked at Jack sideways. "I'm a poison pill, aren't I?"

"Not to Desai," Jack said. "He loves you. So does Nechayev. For that matter Dixon-Smythe could care less."

"But you think the rest of them will panic and want Woolsey back." Daniel shook his head. "Because they think they can't push me around."

"They know they can't push you around," Jack clarified. "If you were in Atlantis they'd have Elizabeth all over again."

"She did a fine job," Daniel said quietly.

"I know."

Daniel started the car moving again. "It's not that I mind you using me in your game with the IOA. But I wish you'd tell me first. I'd rather not hear about it from Landry."

"Sorry about that," Jack said. He probably should have mentioned it to Daniel. There was no need to play his cards that close to his chest. Force of habit, he supposed, to tell no one anything that wasn't essential.

Daniel looked mollified. "So do you want to know what I think?"

Jack tilted his head back and closed his eyes. "Ok, Daniel. What do you think?" If he really hadn't wanted to know, he wouldn't have agreed to let Daniel give him a ride home. The motorpool had cars.

"I think the Atlantis expedition is screwed." There was the squeal of brakes somewhere behind, but Jack ignored it. It wasn't as bad as Sam. Daniel drove absentmindedly. Sam drove suicidally. "There's no will to put into it what it requires, either here or internationally."

When Jack didn't reply, Daniel went on, the sound of his window going down as he leaned out to swipe his card to get out of the parking lot. "Croatoan."

There was a long pause, and it got the response he wanted. Jack opened his eyes and looked over. "What's a Croatoan?"

"A Native American tribe related to the Pasquotank," Daniel said. "But it's also a mystery."



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Apr. 23rd, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
oh boy....first chapter yesterday, Daniel today! This wait is killing me! My husband actually likened your tease from yesterday to giving us a whole bar of Godiva chocolate and allowing only one bite. lol. He snarked for a while (because he wants the book), but in the end, he took the bite. ;)

As with all of your writing, I can actually picture this scene in my mind. I can't wait to see what the rest of the book holds in store for us.

Apr. 24th, 2012 11:03 am (UTC)
Hee! I'm glad your husband liked my tiny piece of chocolate! It was fun writing Daniel. He has a couple of good scenes in this book, and then I got to write the whole team in Moebius Squared!
Apr. 24th, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
From someone who isn't the author: AVENGERS IS AWESOME OMG OMG OMG.

Basically, I have not enough capslock to suitably express it's amazeballsness, so I won't even try.
Apr. 23rd, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
How long till the Avengers comes out again???

These peices aren't enough, lol.
Apr. 24th, 2012 11:05 am (UTC)
We're hoping it will be June 15. But that all depends on MGM getting the revisions back to us this week!
Apr. 24th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
Ok, hopefully everything goes well and the book will be out then.
Apr. 25th, 2012 09:24 am (UTC)
It's good, Jo. :)

Just a nit-pick, even though I know it's correct, but I absolutely hate this piece of American idiom: "...could care less..." How do you measure caring less?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw&feature=fvsr <--- That explains it all. Oh, and it's funny too.
May. 1st, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
That video! SO. FUNNY.
*Ahem. I really should stop replying to these comments, sorry! LOL
Apr. 25th, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know how I feel about this.
It's way too short for me to actually "hear" Daniel's voice in my head for one thing.
I also found the first sentence confusing. The way it read for me I thought that it was Jack's car they were getting into...I have such a hard time explaining issues with grammar structure but I think it's got something to do with subjects agreeing with each other...lol, I know that sounds stupid but I have almost an instinctual thing about this stuff and that first sentence made me believe it was Jack's car they were getting into.
And I realize that you ended it where you did to hook us into reading Avengers to figure what Daniel was getting at, but I don't have enough interest in SGA to do so.
Looking forward to Moebius
May. 1st, 2012 06:54 am (UTC)
Um, the first sentence tells us that Jack came straight from the airforce base, but Daniel hadn't been needed till later, "so he had his car there." Maybe I'm being obtuse, but I thought the grammatical structure was pretty clear - if you remove the phrase "but Daniel hadn't been needed until Caldwell's briefing", what you're left with doesn't make sense. It doesn't follow that if Jack came straight from the Airforce base to Stargate Command, he would have his own car with him. Unwritten but contextual information. He would have been driven or flown to the SGC by Airforce personnel. Whereas if you split the sentence into two parts - Jack's bit, and Daniel's bit - it does make sense.
Oh well, just my opinion ;P
Francesco M. DiGiovanni
Apr. 25th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
Stargate Atlantis Legacy
I purchased the first two print books of this, Homecoming and Lost, off the shelf at Barnes and Noble. I have yet to see the next two books on the shelf there yet Stargatenovels.com says they were published in 2011. I do not use my credit or debit card online due to not wishing to risk identity theft.
I look forward to the rest of the story. When will it be possible to buy them at Barnes and Noble?

F. DiGiovanni
Apr. 26th, 2012 11:39 am (UTC)
Re: Stargate Atlantis Legacy
The third book is out and the fourth should be out in June. Sadly, I have no idea whether any particular Barnes and Noble will choose to stock them! If I had my way, they'd all stock them, but if they don't, they don't. You could ask your Barnes and Noble if they will order Allegiance for you! They certainly can order it if they want to.
Francesco M. DiGiovanni
Apr. 26th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Stargate Atlantis Legacy
They, meaning their bookstore clerks, keep telling me any books beyond the Lost are not even in their database, as if they are not available to them at all.
Francesco M. DiGiovanni
Apr. 26th, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Stargate Atlantis Legacy
And their website, barnesandnoble.com, appears to confirm what their clerks are saying. When I do a keyword search for Stargate Atlantis Legacy, all that appears in the search results is the first two books, as one can see at the link below.

Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Stargate-Atlantis-Legacy?keyword=Stargate+Atlantis+Legacy&store=book
Apr. 26th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Stargate Atlantis Legacy
I'm sorry, but I have no knowledge or control over Barnes and Nobles' internal computer systems! The book exists and they can order it if they want to! My guess is that their computers will only show what's in their corporate warehouse. If they don't choose to order it for the warehouse, then they don't. Perhaps they will if enough customers like you ask for it!

Other than that, all I can do is advise you to order it from someone other than Barnes and Noble. I certainly wish they would stock it!
Apr. 27th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Stargate Atlantis Legacy
Francesco - I have the book on kindle. If I could, I would be happy to loan it to you. amazon says I can lend it to you for 14 days and you don't have to have an actual kindle. The request goes right to your email. I'm not sure how it works as I've never done this before. But I would be happy to spread the Stargate love. My husband and I both loved Allegiance.

Send me a PM if you want the lend. :) --kris

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Apr. 30th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Stargate Atlantis Legacy
Francesco - I sent you a PM so we don't bog down Jo's comment page. -k
Francesco M. DiGiovanni
Apr. 25th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
Croatoan is a reference to a missing colony at Roanoke in the early days of European exploration of the New World in the Americas.
Francesco M. DiGiovanni
May. 2nd, 2012 07:11 am (UTC)
Stargate books,, Stargate shows, and seeming inconsistencies or unanswered questions
I wonder at many things, being someone who has watched all of both SG-1 and Atlantis on television, which sometimes appear to be inconsistencies, both between SG-1 and Atlantis to some extent as well as between the shows and the books.
One big one has to do with the Asgard core and Earth's battleships. Another has to do with the stated or perceived relative strengths of various types of battleships such as the Daedalus, the Sun Tzu, the Hammond, Ori motherships, Wraith Hives, and Ha'tak motherships.
In regard to the Asgard core, as far as I have understood, the Asgard core survived their encounters with the Ori motherships in the final episode of SG-1 and is still functional and at their disposal. One thing they established in that episode is that it could design advanced technology for them and assemble it from base molecules. For example, it ought to be able to assemble for them, on command, the functional components of things like the Asgard beam weapons that enabled their warship to take out Ori motherships, which previously appeared to take virtually no damage at all from either X-303 railguns and missiles or Goa'uld Hatak weapons fire.
Since they have the Asgard core, why don't all Earth battleships have the Asgard beam weapons? In Allegiance, all the Daedalus and Hammond seem to be using against the Hives they fight is railguns, as if they suddenly don't have the Asgard beam weapon any more, even though the Daedalus did during episodes of Stargate: Atlantis.

Second, it makes no sense how, in many books, the characters act as if Hive ships are more powerful than Ori motherships. This seems unlikely, given that just four Ori ships were able to completely dominate a fleet of about twenty if not twenty-five battleships including the Prometheus, the Korolev, an Asgard ship, and at least 15 to 20 or more Goa'uld Hatak. It seems from most depictions in the shows that the Ori mothership, at least prior to Earth's battleships getting the Asgard beam weapons in the final episode of SG-1, is the single most powerful warship in the Stargate universe, that one of them ought to be able to battle down a Wraith Hive by itself. And that an Earth battleship able to defeat an Ori mothership ought to also be able to defeat a Hive ship.
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